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generals, socialite and author, f.b.i. agent and a tangled web growing by the minute. it's the sex scandal that rocked washington. ahead of important hearings on capitol hill. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. the unfair that untanned c.i.a. career of general david petraeus and the assassination of a u.s. ambassador and three others in cincinnati bengals. the former is a story that is changing by the minute. while the latter is being seen in a new light ahead of congressional hearings. we have fox team coverage tonight. intelligence correspondent catherine herridge looks at the matc machinations on capitol hill, and who knew what when. but first, jennifer griffin untangles the complicated relationships here. there are a lot of them. good evening. >> good evening, bret. in the military they call this literal damagcollateral damage. as of monday, c.i.a. director resigned over affair with his biographer. today we learn the top u.s. commander in afghanistan is implicated in the scandal as well as unnamed f.b.i. official who was taken off the case for beco
. there are many others who do but i don't think all officers have the skill. >> the f.b.i. became aware that the c.i.a. director mistress was sending harassing e-mails from several dummy accounts to this woman. jill kelly. petraeus family friend who lived in tampa, florida. kelly's family spent holidays with david petraeus and his wife holly. the f.b.i. became concerned an attempt was being made to blackmail the c.i.a. director and confronted him about the affair within the last six weeks. it wrapped up his investigation with broadwell's second and final interview. four days before the election. petraeus submitted his resignation to the president thursday. two days after the election. and a week before he was to testify on capitol hill, in closed door intelligence briefings about benghazi. he no longer plans to testify. there are concerns that broadwell may have revealed secret information about the benghazi investigation that she gleaned from her relationship with petraeus. >> i don't know if a lot of you heard this, but the c.i.a. annex had actually take an couple of libyan militia members priso
of an f.b.i. the f.b.i. was investigating a broader case unrelated to this. and in the course of that investigation, broadwell name came up. the f.b.i. followed that lead in doing so. petraeus's name came up. the f.b.i. for some reason was concerned that perhaps petraeus was some sort of victim and perhaps blac blackmailing scheme. then a security breach may have been involved and that led to this. it seems like it's starting to un. the fact that f.b.i. involved is significant. >> we have seen resignation of a public figure with intimate knowledge of what happened in benghazi. we are seeing that this is not putting a lid on the situation. in fact, we're seeing it intensify. even step up to another level because if he testify on the hill. he could voluntarily go to the hill. he could be subpoenas. if he goes to any circumstances, he may lawyer up under the circumstances. >> bret: we'll continue to follow every aspect of this. thank you. >> you're welcome. >> bret: now to the fiscal cliff. just 53 days away. both president obama and house speaker john boehner are advocating comp
openly question whether the c.i.a. director knew he was the suggest of an f.b.i. investigation when he briefed capitol hill. >> on september 14, lawmakers say petraeus seemed wedded to the administration's explanation. >> it's impossible to believe that he thought he was giving us honest assessment. >> leading critic of the obama administration to benghazi tetchered expectation. >> the power in power never likes a select committee but i am hope that the american people will demand it. and i am guardedly optimistic that they will achieve that goal. >> as he walked away from a mid-day news conference senate majority leader harry reid told reporters he would in out support the idea that chair and ranking members of the senate homeland security committee who have their own investigation said the proposal was premature. >> i do not see the benefit nor the need for a select committee. >> in closed briefings today, fox news told the f.b.i. deputy director and his boss robert mueller face hard questions about the f.b.i. petraeus investigation. the acting director of the c.i.a. fielding questio
an all-time record high friday. f.b.i. buyer background check requests for up 20% from last year's one-day record. demand reportedly was so overwhelming it caused outages at the f.b.i. background check center twice. >>> "time" magazine nominated an dra fluke as one of -- sandra fluke as one of the 40 cor th the enders -- contenders for person of the year. a list including president obama, mitt romney, hillary clinton, bill clinton, mohammed morsi and benjamin netanyahu. fluke's inclusion might come as a surprise as a news-maker. one might say she was dwarfed by the others. looking at the top 50 newspapers this year, senator fluke appeared in 1,059 articles. mitt romney in 71,000. president obama 59,000. bill clinton 11,000. the win her be announced december 14. >>> finally, china communist newspape daily" has been hoodwinked. they ran a 55-page photo spread in tribute to kim jung un and named "onion sexiest man alive." with his round face and boyish charm and the strong sturdy chin, this pyongyang bred heartthrob is every woman's dream come true. this is true. >>> you may soon feel eff
.o.d., that team was decided not to send the team to coordinate on the ground response to help facilitate the f.b.i. interest in benghazi. you remember it took 24 days the f.b.i. team sent to gain access to compound if benghaz benghazi. we understand that secretary clinton did call to the f.b.i. on the night of the attack and ask that agents be sent. but at that point, the counterterrorism officials are baffled in the wake of the decision on that night and days afterwards by the administration not calling together this very senior counter terrorism security group, bret? >> bret: again, they were not called upon. they were not activated and they would have been in a situation like this. >> this is a group, not just the csg but the fest team, after the embassies were attacked in africa in 1998 and the u.s. cole was attacked, the team is deployed usually. they weren't deployed and the counterterrorism security group was not put in place. there is a degree of frustration as to why the top levels of the administration were not willing to call the terror group together. >> bret: okay. jennifer griffin wi
it at direction of the white house? >> along with changing al-qaeda to extremists the f.b.i. wanted to change in language from the u.s. knew islamic extremists were involved to there are indications. the new timeline does not address another inconsistency. after the attack, the diplomatic security agents were evacuated from the consulate to air base in germany. the f.b.i. learned from the consulate agents there was no demonstration and the single data point got the anti-islam video theory. >> shannon: thank you. last month, builders began work on homes and aparms since july of 2008. construction starts up 3.6% from september to october. stocks were mixed after a big day monday. the dow lost seven. the s&p 500 and nasdaq were both up a fraction of a point. in tonight's fiscal cliff update, assuming a deal gets done sometime before the clock strikes midnight on morning of january 1, what exactly is going to get cut? chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel looks at the possibilities. >> capitol hill sources say meetings between the white house and key lawmakers have been very business lik
the f.b.i. could have access. day after tunisian officials met at the state department. >> bret: right. the question is if a south carolina senator was obviously involved in defense issues can pressure the tunisias why couldn't the white house? >> human rights group say the syrian rebels may have committed a war crime in the apparent execution of the group of captured seasonals. video shows a group of gunman, soldiers on the ground. 35 seconds of gunfire in this video. killing took place thursday supposedly in northern syria. iranians marked the 33rd verse of the says sure of embassy in tehran with anti-american demonstrations. in 197 # >>> the militant storm that embassy and held 52 americans hostage for 444 days. they chanted death to america and burned the u.s. and israeli flags. still ahead, what we're hearing from coal country and the huge stakes in the election. first election fraud. and the tradition in one ohio community. but they say it will be differentbe this year. or that printing in color had to cost a fortune. nobody said an all-in-one had to be bulky. or that you had to
on the fbi investigation and mon storing david petraeus's personal e-mail and what is the relationship with his biographer came to light after a fbi background check. and the department official under president bush said that they seemed to be investigating the benghazi controversy with the same particular approach he used in the fast and furious gun running scandal. >> senator grassley's questions covered a very broad scope from the beginning of investigation throughout it up until its conclusion and it seems to me they want to get to the who, what, when and where, about why they started and. >> they recently defend the decision not to make the notification. >> had we made the determination, na that a threat existed. we of course would have made that known to the president and also to the appropriate members on the hill. >> and the head of the house and senate intelligence committee recently seen this no note-- >> and catherine herridge with the latest, thank you. >> and is the postal service biting off more than it can chew in holiday season and a crazy election that will not end in
was for september 11. >> reporter: for the decision not to notify congressional leaders the c.i.a. director faced f.b.i. investigation over affair with the biographer paula broadwell. the attorney general said it was his call. >> there was not a threat to the national security. had we made the determination that they had a threat to national security existed we would of course made that known to the president and also to the appropriate members on the hill. >> reporter: some democrats said the sessions were constructed an put to rest reports comments by broadwell in late october that the c.i.a. annex in benghazi was attacked to free detainees. >> it's also information. i have no information it occurred whatsoever. that there were people being held. >> reporter: tomorrow, the former c.i.a. director david petraeus will testify before closed classified session of the house and senate intelligence committee. separately fox news confirmed that the c.i.a. launched preliminary investigation in to the former director's conduct. chris? >> chris: catherine herridge on capitol hill. we hope to be talking live wit
and could have easily found out by september 14th, the fbi based on interviews, had determined there was no protest at the consulate before the attack, chris. >> katherine herridge on capitol hill. growing confrontation between israel and the palestinians has a new dimension tonight. egypt's new islamist government is promising to stand by the palestinians and is telling israel to end its air strikes on gaza. this as palestinians fire rockets at jerusalem and israel calls up 16,000 reservists, increasing the likelihood of a full scale ground war. correspondent david lee miller is near the israel-gaza border tonight. >> for the third day in a row, israelis ran from cover fired by palestinian militants in controlled gaza. more than 150 attacks were launched in the southern israel, that caused panic and destruction, but no fatalities. for the first time in the current conflict, air raid sirens were heard in jerusalem where two rockets apparently landed in empty fields outside of the city and the second day in a row, israel's largest city tel aviv was under attack, and a rocket in
represented them at the meeting. as well as the f.b.i. there was no immediate response. >> more questions than answers but you're staying on it. >> everybody says it wasn't them. >> shannon: thank you. senior administration officials tell fox news attorney general holder agreed to stay on for a year. the president does not want a mass exodus at the start of the second term with the national security team undergoing changes. joe biden and jury been a slang, not a good combination. with six weeks to go, how far are we from the fiscal cliff? customer erin swenson bought from us online today. so, i'm happy. sales go up... i'm happy. it went out today... i'm happy. what if she's not home? (together) she won't be happy. use ups! she can get a text alert, reroute... even reschedule her package. it's ups my choice. are you happy? i'm happy. i'm happy. i'm hi'm happy. i'm happy. i'm happy. happy. happy. happy. happy. (together) happy. i love logistics. >> shannon: your taxes are set to go up in 43 days. january 1. an event ominously referred to as the "fiscal cliff." both republicans and democrats want
the fbi requested to speak with them, shannon? >> thank you, jennifer. >> and activists say syrian rebels seized a key military base in the east and n.a.t.o. says it's considering turkey's request for air defense batteries, but even if the alliance approves, they will he' take weeks before they're operational. >> a taliban suicide bomber struck a session over night and 23 people were killed. it's the latest in a series of bombings, targeting shiites during their holeiest months of the year, was one of early america's secretary moments actually terrorism? that's later in the grapevine. up next, helping the needy during one of america's signature holidays. >> and rockets, and my mom happy thanksgiving and christmas and my wife and kids and-- >> i'm at the afghanistan, rc south. and just want to give a happy thanksgiving to my wife pamela, my sons joe and ben, and then wish you guys happy thanksgiving and merry christmas. [ female announcer ] the next generation of investing technology is now within your grasp with the e-trade 360 investing dashboard. e-trade 360 is the world's first investi
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